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χαρά

Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
χαρά, -ᾶς, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
chara
Simplified transliteration: 
chara
Principal Parts: 
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5479
GK Number: 
5915
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
59
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1a
Gloss: 
joy, rejoicing, happiness, gladness
Definition: 
joy, gladness, rejoicing,, Mt. 2:10; 13:20, 44; 28:8; meton, joy, cause of joy, occasion of rejoicing, Lk. 2:10; Phil. 4:1; 1 Thess. 2:19, 20; bliss, Mt. 25:21, 23

Greek-English Concordance for

Hebrews 13:17 Continue to obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who must give an account. Let them do this with joy (charas | χαρᾶς | gen sg fem), and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
James 1:2 Consider it sheer joy (charan | χαράν | acc sg fem), my brothers, when you encounter various kinds of trials,
James 4:9 Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy (chara | χαρά | nom sg fem) into gloom.
1 Peter 1:8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though not seeing him now, yet believing in him, you rejoice with joy (chara | χαρᾷ | dat sg fem) unspeakable and filled with glory,
1 John 1:4 These things we are writing that our joy (chara | χαρά | nom sg fem) may be complete.
2 John 1:12 Although I have many other things to write to you, I do not want to use paper and ink; instead, I hope to be with you and speak face to face, so that our joy (chara | χαρά | nom sg fem) may be complete.
3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy (charan | χαράν | acc sg fem) than this: to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

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